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Chaotic - but optimistic

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Director in Long Island City, NY (US)
Former Employee - Director in Long Island City, NY (US)

I worked at MetLife full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Great brand, solid benefits, well intentioned people "practices".

Cons

ENORMOUS amounts of change in a short window, with only more to come. Leadership is absolutely well intentioned, but the process to drive change is scattered and inconsistent. Several new leaders come in bright eyed and excited about driving much needed change, but they often get bogged down in meetings and deliverables. Next thing you know, they've been onboard long enough to fall into the same old same old culture of survival.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Slow down. Look at the talent that you do have. Stop belabouring the point that that the talent you need isn't there. They may very well be, but you're killing them slowly.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Lack of upper management direction

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MetLife full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is a pretty stable company

    Cons

    Upper management is a cause of many problems and frustrations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good place to start out, limited growth opportunities.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MetLife full-time

    Pros

    Excellent medical/dental benefits. Pay is ok, co-workers friendly.

    Cons

    Create more growth opportunities, layoffs are becoming more common for this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay if you want to retain better talent.

    No opinion of CEO
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